INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES GEOHISTORICAS
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Location in Western Toba (Guaicuruan, Argentina): morphosyntax and semantics
CARPIO, MARÍA BELÉN
Workshop; Workshop on Language Description and Revitalization; 2019
Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon
This paper describes morphosyntactic and semantics features of the constructions used in Western Toba, a Guaicuruan language spoken in Argentina to answer where is X questions. The morphosyntax of locative verbs, especially person inflection and causativization strategies are described. In addition, the distribution of topological information within the clause is analyzed with special focus on the verb itself and the position and scope of spatial lexemes. The analysis is based on elicitation sessions with the stimulus "Topological Relations Picture Series" (Bowerman & Pederson 1992) and recording of narrative texts in Vaca Perdida (Bermejo Department, Formosa Province, Argentina).